San Francisco Methadone Treatment

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San Francisco provides a notable number of opioid treatment alternatives from supervised methadone clinics to private physicians prescribing suboxone (buprenorphine). Counseling is a requirement for those who receive opioid replacement therapy area. Suboxone has established itself as an effective medication for relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Here on the Methadone.US website are links to more information on methadone’s benefits vs. risks, opioid dependence, the role of counseling in addiction treatment, and current job openings in U.S. methadone clinics.





San Francisco Methadone Clinics
BAART Turk Street Clinic
FACET
433 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 928-7800
BAART Behavioral Health Services Inc
Market Street Clinic
1111 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-3883
Westside Methadone Treatment Program 1301 Pierce Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 563-8200
Fort Help LLC 915 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-9953
San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)
Opiate Trt Outpt Prog/Methadone Detox
1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 93
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-8412
San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)
Substance Abuse Servs/Meth Maintenance
1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 90 Ward 93
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-8412
Bayview Hunters Point Foundation
Substance Abuse Programs
1625 Carroll Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 822-8200×12
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Programs
4150 Clement Street, Unit 116-E
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-4810×2818
VA Mental Health Clinic 525 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 587-3400
Berkeley Addiction Treatment Services 2975 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644-0200

 

San Francisco Buprenorphine Treatment
Laurene Spencer, M.D. BAART Market Street Clinic
1111 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-3883×163
Vinh Ngo, M.D. 508 A 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 864-4444
Hanya Barth, M.D. 1200 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-1200
Thomas Prendergast, D.O. FT Help
915 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-9953
Aaron Vance Blackledge, M.D. 508 A 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 864-4444
Charles Parker Windham, M.D. Mobile Crisis Treatment Team
1520 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 355-8300
Audrey Sellers, M.D. 1111 Market St., 1st Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-3883
Kelly Pfeifer, M.D. San Francisco Health Plan
201 Third Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 615-4232
Thomas Prendergast, D.O. 915 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(510) 727-9756
Robert Paul Cabaj, M.D. 1380 Howard Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-3447
David F. Hersh, M.D. 1380 Howard Street
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-3601
Reda Z Sobky, M.D., PhD 915 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-9953
Dan Alan Kalshan, M.D. 220 Montgomery Street
Suite 946
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 433-7000
Amy Catherine Noack, M.D. VA Downtown Clinic
401 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 551-7320
David Lane Pakter, M .D. Potrero Hill Health Center
1050 Wisconsin St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 648-3011
Masaru Fisher, M.D. 760 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 836-1724
Michael Joseph Drennan, M.D. 1050 Wisconsin Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 920-1213
Sushma Zakkula Magnuson, M.D. 1050 Wisconsin Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 920-1211
Paul D. Abramson, M.D. 450 Sutter Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 963-4431
Carolyn Ann Schuman, M.D. Reliance Center
450 Sutter Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 788-0500
Harm Reduction Therapy Center 423 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 863-4282×3
BAART FACET
Geary Street Clinic and FACET
433 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 928-7800
Joe Healy Medical Detoxification
Project
120 Page Street
Floors 2 and 3
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 553-4490
Haight Ashbury Free Clinics Inc 1735 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-2114
BAART Behavioral Health Services Inc
Market Street Clinic
1111 Market Street
1st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-3883
Walden House
Substance Abuse Treatment and MH Servs
890 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 701-5100
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Program
4150 Clement Street
Unit 116-E
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-4810×2818
Ohlhoff Recovery Programs
Ohlhoff Women's Residential Program
601 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 621-4388×14
Walden House
Adult Residential Program TI
1445 Chinook Court
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 989-4902


Acadia Healthcare Opioid Treatment Programs

Acadia HealthcareAcadia is a large U.S. based company that provides a broad range of behavioral healthcare services that target mental health and substance abuse problems in children, teenagers, and adults.

Their inpatient facilities provide approximately 9200 beds in 37 states including the United States, United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company’s outpatient addiction services specialize in opioid addiction and medication-assisted treatment for those suffering with heroin and other opioid dependencies. Each Acadia clinic utilizes methadone and suboxone in their overall treatment.

Acadia recently acquired CRC Health Group and in so doing raised their total number of opioid treatment programs to about 90 – currently making them the single largest provider in the United States.

Acadia just added 10 more clinics to Methadone.US and site visitors can find more information about Acadia’s Opioid Treatment Programs by visiting these recently added cities on the Methadone.US website:

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Committing Yourself To Recovery From Addiction

mental-healthDrug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. They can be successfully managed and “arrested” such that they do not continue to harm a person’s life or compromise their health. Just as with any progressive illness, a patient should commit to a course of treatment that has been proven to eradicate their illness or reduce its impact. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, morbid obesity, alzheimer’s – all of these have established medical treatments which can increase a person’s chance of survival and/or quality of life.

Addiction is both a physiological and behavioral illness. With opioid addiction in particular, there is a strong biological/physical basis as well as a highly significant psychological component. When both of these are adequately addressed, a patient has a new opportunity to recover.

For most individuals with a severe opioid addiction, is critically important to receive physical relief from the discomfort of opioid withdrawal symptoms. But this must also happen in conjunction with behavioral health counseling. Counseling addresses the emotional & psychological factors that contributed to the development of addiction in the first place, and counseling teaches the skills necessary to remain drug free over the long-term and to hopefully avoid future relapses.

Many people find that if they neglect one of these two key areas, then they are more vulnerable to relapse and rapid deterioration. When opioid detox is not a viable option for a particular patient, methadone and suboxone are clearly the medications of choice for addressing opioid withdrawal. Counseling provides the other half of the equation. All methadone programs across the country (as well as all suboxone-approved physicians) are required to insure that their patients are receiving some level of addiction counseling.

The essential ingredient is this mix is patient commitment. Having a genuine desire for a drug free life is as important as anything else. Becoming ready for change is a process in itself and varies from person to person. It is true that many people find their way into recovery because of a recent crisis in which things get so bad they hit a new low, or bottom. This does not have to happen though.

Sometimes hitting “bottom” brings with it dire consequences. If you have been contemplating making a change, please remember that it is not too late. There are many advantages to acting today as opposed to waiting another day. Addiction loves procrastination. Recovery begins now with your commitment to doing something about your problem!

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1-800 Counselor Phone Support

800-counselorPalm Partners is a drug rehabilitation and recovery program located in Delray Beach, Florida. The organization provides a 24 hour hotline for individuals interested in learning about addiction treatment options.

Their website also provides an online chat alternative for speaking with an addiction counselor. Individuals facing addiction often alternate between being sick & tired of what they are going through and just giving in to the addiction as a result of being tired of the fight. Apprehension and feelings of fear have kept many addicted people from actively seeking help.

Speaking with supportive professionals (as well as others in recovery) can provide hope that people really can recover, and regain their quality of life.

From year to year, there has been a continual rise in the United States in the prevalence of addictive disorders. Over the past 5 years in particular, opioid addiction has moved into the forefront of both media coverage and general public awareness.

Some professionals contend that addiction treatment resources have shrunk over the last 15 years as a result of cuts in state funding and third party insurance coverage. What the next few years holds remains a question at this point in time. While there is interest in expanding addiction treatment services across the country, government funding is limited due to the growing national deficit and inability of government leaders to revitalize the economy through appropriate business incentives.

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Cassava Recovery App For Mobile Phones

cassava-appA new mobile phone app for recovering people was released last month by Elements Behavioral Health based out of Long Beach, California. The app is called Cassava and it provides a number of nifty features such as a daily reflection, a support group meetings finder based on your location, and a personal sobriety tracker that measures one’s number of days drug free.

In addition to days sober, the app allows users to record in a personal journal format their moods, daily nutrition, and even sleep patterns. An important part of growth in recovery is following new disciplines and remaining aware of self-care needs. The Cassava app can function as a useful toot for recovering people aiming to feed their recovery on a daily basis.

Another potentially helpful feature of the app is the inclusion of “recovery tips”. These function as reminders and suggestions for ways to cope with relapse risks. Addicted people, particularly in the early phase of recovery, are more vulnerable to sudden urges to use and often need a means of redirecting their thinking in order to sidestep a build-up of thoughts that feed the urge to use. Reading recovery literature has always been a potentially useful action step that helps to short circuit urges and cravings.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple website. While it is designed for Apple iPhone 5.0 and above, I was able to install the app on version 4.0 and it worked well.

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Stepping Onto The Path of Recovery

the-pathAn important consideration in examining the disease of addiction is the recognition that “recovery” is an incremental process. Many people facing their addiction will experience brief setbacks, and some will struggle for years before they are able to remain on the path of positive change.

As a counselor, I have listened to many recovering individuals talk about their resistance to change. Addiction is a persistent disease of disruptive thinking and behavior highly subject to repetition. Addicts will repeat the same bad “choices” as a result of many factors. Scientific research has shown that habitual patterns of behavior are neurochemically driven deep within the brain. These patterns can be reinforced by one’s social connections, immediate environment, and underlying belief system.

With severe levels of addiction sustained over years, it can become difficult for people to shift their lifestyle, thinking, and decision-making toward a healthy, recovery-oriented mindset. In 12 Step recovery, there is the popular expression called “hitting bottom”. This expression is typically used to describe a specific time in which a person has lost so much, or suffered such a painful crisis, that their readiness for change finally emerges. This window of opportunity is often times short-lived. Hitting bottom will compel some people to finally take the right action – to seek help – to admit they have a problem. If this happens, then a decision to step onto the path of recovery may actually occur.

Active addition is often characterized by a short range view in which consequences are not thoroughly considered. Focusing on consequences interferes with the compulsive desire to use. And even then, a recognition of consequences to oneself and family is often not enough to change the decision to get high. With opiate addiction, the decision to use is overwhelmingly controlled by opiate withdrawal sickness. This never-ending physical sickness takes people away from recovery and keeps them trapped in a desperate existence centered around doing whatever is necessary to avoid being “dope sick”.

Fortunately, this dilemma can be addressed through medication-assisted treatments (methadone, suboxone, naltrexone). These do not replace the need for a recovery program, but they become an important part of one’s overall personal recovery program. Staying on the path of recovery is the next critical phase after stepping onto the path. Medication-assisted treatment greatly aids recovering addicts in staying on the proper path. Science has proven that those with the greatest chance of long-term, successful sobriety are those that remain in treatment and recovery. Said differently, a person’s chance of recovery success is statistically improved the longer they remain in treatment.

When a person no longer has to face the crippling weight of daily withdrawal sickness, they have a chance to re-approach their overall recovery and the opportunities that lie ahead of them.

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